Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,796

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 914 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,796. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 483,280. As many as 411,233 recoveries and 11,152 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that 60,895 active cases are currently under medical care. Thank you

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Match Report – Hull K R 26 – 19 Castleford

Oliver Holmes, Derrell Olpherts, Niall Evalds tries, plus Danny Richardson drop-goal, put Cas 19-12 up, but Hull KR hit back with Matt Parcell, Kane Linnett tries, and Jordan Abdull penalty, to wrap up 26-19 win; Mikey Lewis scored twice for the Robins in the first half. Last Updated: 11/09/21 11:13pm Highlights of the Super League clash between Hull KR and Castleford Tigers Highlights of the Super League clash between Hull KR and Castleford Tigers Hull KR kept their Super League semi-final hopes alive with a stirring 26-19 comeback win over…

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Lulu Hypermarkets – Saudi Arabia host “Sri Lanka product promotion Week”

Lulu Hypermarket chain in Saudi Arabia has launched a product promotional week dedicated to Sri Lankan products. The ‘Sri Lanka Week@Lulu’ which runs from 08-14 September 2021 presents the Saudi national and expatriate communities in Saudi Arabia, a unique experience to enjoy an array of 140 different Sri Lankan products, especially imported from Sri Lanka, at attractive special promotional prices. The inauguration of this event was marked at the Lulu Hypermarket in the Riyadh Avenue Mall on 08 September together with officials from the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Riyadh and Lulu hyper-markets. Parallel events were also held…

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US Open 2021: Emma Raducanu beats Leylah Fernandez to win women’s singles title in New York | Tennis News

Paul Prenderville Comment & Analysis @paulprenders Raducanu, 18, becomes the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title since 1977, the new British No 1 and claims the $2.5m winner’s cheque in just her fourth senior tournament; Raducanu did not drop a set in three matches of qualifying and seven main draw contests Last Updated: 11/09/21 11:29pm Emma Raducanu produced a sensational performance to win the US Open final Emma Raducanu’s history-making three weeks in New York got the ultimate fairytale ending as she beat fellow teenager Leylah…

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The rare Indian swimming camels under threat

The Kharai are a rare breed of camel found in the salt marshes of Kutch district in the western state of Gujarat. They swim up to three kilometres in the shallow seas to reach their grazing land – the region’s mangroves. But now local herdsmen say it’s taking longer and getting harder to find mangroves where their camels can graze. Salt companies in the region are blocking tidal water and slowly drying up mangroves. And this is endangering the lives of the camels as well as their future. Reported by…

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David Luiz: Former Arsenal and Chelsea defender completes move to Brazilian club Flamengo | Football News

Free agent David Luiz has completed a move to Brazilian club Flamengo after leaving Arsenal at the end of last season. The 34-year-old has signed a deal until December 2022 with the Rio de Janeiro-based Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A side. He left Arsenal at the conclusion of his contract in June after two seasons at the Emirates Stadium, in which he featured a total of 73 times in all competitions. He’s been all over Europe, and was looking for a new home! He’s won all over the world, and now…

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Resignations without giving reasons – The Island

4th Commemorative Anniversary Deshamanya Marhoom Al Haj Mohammed Abdul Bakeer Markar’s ancestry is traced to Sheik Jamaluddeen-Al-Maghdoomi, an Arab settler in Beruwala. His father Hakeem Alia Marikkar Mohomed Marikkar belonged to a family of physicians, whose ancestors too were physicians. He was born in Beruwala on May 12, 1917 and educated at Zahira College, Colombo under the tutelage of Dr. T.B. Jayah, the Principal of Zahira. He held a number of responsible and honorary positions at Zahira, such as Editor of the College Magazine, President of the College Majilis and…

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Match Report – Catalans 18 – 30 Huddersfield

Giants claim rare victory in France, coming from 18-0 behind in Perpignan to win 30-18; Dragons tries from Matt Whitley (two) and Mathieu Laguerre got Catalans off to a flyer, before Giants scored through Josh Jones, Louis Senior, Jack Cogger, Oliver Ashall-Bott and Matty English Last Updated: 11/09/21 8:49pm Jack Cogger scored one of three second half tries as Huddersfield came from 18-0 behind to beat Catalans in France Catalans Dragons created history by picking up the League Leaders’ Shield in Perpignan but Huddersfield spoiled the party with a second-half…

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US Open: Joe Salisbury and Desirae Krawczyk win mixed doubles title at Flushing Meadows | Tennis News

Second seeds Salisbury and Krawczyk win their second Grand Slam mixed doubles title together after also triumphing at the French Open in June; Salisbury won the men’s doubles alongside Rajeev Ram on Friday at Flushing Meadows Last Updated: 11/09/21 7:48pm Joe Salisbury and Desirae Krawcyzk triumphed at the US Open mixed doubles Briton Joe Salisbury won his second doubles title of this year’s US Open as he and American partner Desirae Krawczyk beat El Salvador’s Marcelo Arevalo and Mexican Giuliana Olmos in the mixed event. Salisbury, who along with American…

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Government of Sri Lanka expresses solidarity to the US Government on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Today, 11 September 2021, marks 20 years since the terrorist attacks perpetrated on the United States of America (USA) causing loss of life and limb to many innocent people from the USA as well as many other nationalities. The Government of Sri Lanka expresses its solidarity to the people and Government of the United States of America as they commemorate a very painful episode in the country’s contemporary history. Sri Lanka also wishes to pay tribute to the many victims and survivors of the dastardly…

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Celtic 3 – 0 Ross Co

A second-half brace from striker Albian Ajeti sealed Celtic’s 3-0 Scottish Premiership win over Ross County at Parkhead. Israel winger Liel Abada twice hit the woodwork in a goalless first half, but in the 64th minute debutant defender Cameron Carter-Vickers opened the scoring with a deflected strike which finished up behind Staggies keeper Ross Laidlaw. Then two close-range headers from returning Switzerland striker Ajeti, in for the injured Kyogo Furuhashi, ensured Ange Postecoglou’s side would take all three points. The Parkhead club announced on Friday that chief executive Dominic McKay…

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Nunthorpe winner Winter Power primed for Flying Five assignment at the Curragh | Racing News

Nunthorpe heroine Winter Power bids to double her Group One tally in the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday. Tim Easterby’s rapid filly successfully graduated to the highest level with a brilliant display on the Knavesmire last month, comfortably getting the better of subsequent Sprint Cup winner Emaraaty Ana. Just as he was at York, Brazilian rider Silvestre de Sousa will be on board in Ireland and is relishing the challenge. He said: “It will be nice to ride her again. I haven’t sat on her…

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US Open: Record-chasing Novak Djokovic sets up final with Daniil Medvedev

Novak Djokovic is hoping to become the first man since 1969 to win a calendar Grand Slam Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Date: 30 August-12 September Coverage: Daily radio commentaries on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra/BBC Sport website and app, with selected live text commentaries and match reports on the website and app World number one Novak Djokovic won a gruelling five-setter against Alexander Zverev to set up a US Open final against Daniil Medvedev and keep his bid for a calendar Grand Slam on track. Russian second seed…

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Chanaka; the heartbeat of the press box 

By Rex Clementine  Chanaka Silva, the heartbeat of the press box during cricket matches passed away on Thursday after a heart-attack. He was 40. When Sri Lanka Cricket introduced its media department under the dynamic leadership of Chandrishan Perera, Chanaka joined the unit as Media Assistant in 1999 straight after school. He served the cricket board for 22 years and was friendly with journalists both from here and overseas. Britain’s leading broadsheet Guardian had sent their cricket correspondent David Hopps to cover Shane  Warne’s comeback series in Sri Lanka in 2004…

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